Blood drive held in honor of five-year-old Ocean Springs girl

A blood drive helps a Coast family in need.

Five-year-old Mia Hill from Ocean Springs was diagnosed with acute liver failure and required an immediate life-saving transplant surgery.

On the morning of May 4th, Mia’s parents found her unresponsive. Now, Mia is recovering at Ochsner’s Hospital in New Orleans and her family is relocating to New Orleans for two to three months during this time.

Singing River Health System and the Blood Center teamed up to host a blood drive that would replenish blood bank stores as well as help alleviate medical bills for Mia and her family. The Blood Center PR Manager Paul Adams said, “The community wants to do something. Anytime you hear about a 5-year-old that needs help, we always stress on what can we do, what can we do. Rolling up your sleeve, giving an hour of your time could mean the lifetime for somebody else and it’s the easiest thing we can do.”

If you missed out on the blood drive today, you can visit any of the Blood Center locations or any of their blood drives and let the staff know you’re giving for Mia and the money will go to the Hill family.

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